What is a wrinkle relaxer?
Also known as injectable neurotoxins, wrinkle relaxers are used to treat and prevent fine lines and wrinkles on the face. They are typically used to soften forehead lines, crow’s feet around the eyes, and vertical lines between the brows. This procedure at Peak Plastic Surgery Center in Denver, CO typically takes between 10 – 15 minutes and does not require any downtime. These products are strategically injected directly into the muscles responsible for the wrinkles. Over the course of 10 – 14 days, the muscles begin to relax and reveal a rejuvenated appearance to the skin. There are additional uses for line-softening neurotoxins, including jawline slimming, gummy smile, lip flip, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and softening lines in the neck.
How do wrinkle relaxers work?
No matter the brand, wrinkle relaxers are injected in the same manner into the same muscles. They both work to reduce specific muscle activity, which improves and prevents fine lines and wrinkles throughout the face. During a thorough consultation at our Denver, CO facility, our team will better be able to determine which wrinkle relaxer option is ideal for you and your aesthetic goals.
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"Nice facility and friendly staff. Kendall is absolutely wonderful. She listens and guides you through the best course of treatment to achieve your goal. Dr. Barker is friendly and welcomes questions. Overall, a great experience because you can rest assured that they will not push you into anything unnecessary, but rather will assist you in making the right decision."- A.N. / Google / Sep 30, 2021
"Let’s talk about this incredible facility . Between the staff , the medical professionals and the environment it was a 10/10 from the second I walked into the beautiful lobby. Sarah took such great care of me and then Kendall transformed me from a nervous, unsure person who was lacking confidence to this beautiful unicorn with gorgeous full lips and a a wrinkle-less face. I can’t tell you the change the services provided at Peak have allowed me to achieve. If you’re not at peak plastic surgery bettering your life and boosting your confidence, then where you at!?"- A.F. / Google / Sep 24, 2021
What does maintenance of wrinkle relaxers look like?
Injectable neurotoxin results are not permanent and typically last between 3 – 4 months. Over time consistent patients may be able to extend periods between treatments or decrease the number of units used. Results will be seen after one single treatment; however, they need to be continued on a consistent timeline (every 3 – 4 months) to continue to see results.
What can I expect during my appointment?
Our physician assistant will do a thorough consultation to discuss which wrinkle relaxer is right for you. She will assess your face by having you animate and assessing which muscles are responsible for the wrinkles. Injections will then be performed, which is quick and relatively painless. Results will start showing up within 3 – 5 days but expect full results in two weeks. It is recommended to avoid exercise for 24 hours following the procedure. Since bruising is possible, it is best to wait two weeks prior to any important events.